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mCHS hires new BB coach Bradshaw looks to teach fundamentals of the game Page 4

Kien enters District 57 race Libertarian spoke at Craig Tea party meeting Thursday Page 12

Eighth grade poems honored Ten Craig Middle School students recognized for work


CRAIG’S GOT TALENT: The Craig Concert Association’s Local Talent Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Julie Dempster at 824-5251, or visit

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By NICOLE INGLIS Daily press writer They wore their professional best: slacks, dresses and high heels. They carried notebooks from room to room at the Holiday Inn of Craig, and politely clapped for guest speakers. But, the 50 Craig Middle School eighth-grade girls giggled nervously and were shy to ask questions to women presenting at the annual Girls to Women seminar Thursday. They still exhibited signs that they hung in a sort of limbo, a transitional period when social pressures and physical changes left them somewhere between girls and women. Despite their reservations, event chairwoman Ann Dodd believed every girl in the room got something out of the day. “They need to dream and see what’s out there,” she said. “You just have to go for your dreams. There’s lots out there, and you can manage having a career and a family. “We want to encourage them to finish high school and go on to continue learning in some capacity after high school. They ought to not stop learning. They can’t just rely on their husband all the time.” Girls to Women began nine years ago with a grant from the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. This year, the Moffat County Human Resource Council sponsored the event, with support from the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and the Moffat County School District. The event takes female eighthgrade students out of school for a day for a career conference and luncheon. The morning seminars consisted of presentations by professional women in the community, from police officers and bankers to coal miners and doctors. In the afternoon, the girls had the opportunity to hear from a panel of high school girls on

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ABOVE: Brenna Ciesco, left, Jordan Meagher, middle, and Lyndsey Counts work on a career planning worksheet during the Girls to Women seminar Thursday at the Holiday Inn of Craig. The girls looked at careers they were interested in. RIGHT: Janiene Rader, a human resources specialist at the Craig Station of Tri-State Generation and Transmission, speaks to eighthgrade girls from Craig Middle School during the Girls to Women seminar at the Holiday Inn. Professional women from the community shared their life and work experiences with the students.

what to be prepared for in the next four years, as well as learn tips for dressing and preparing for a job interview. The girls were also treated to a taste of reality in the form of a worksheet that asked them to pick their career and try to pay monthly bills and save money. Shaylyn Buckley chose to be a photographer during the exercise. Unfortunately for her

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make-believe checkbook, she also chose to buy a new truck. The reality of financial limitations then set in. “I had to give up the truck,” she said. “I think I had to drive some beater. I had to get a smaller house and cut back on beauty supplies, food and entertainment.” Many of the girls ended up in debt at the end of the exercise.

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Many chose to go to college, but failed to account for student loans. Choosing a path Dodd, who has chaired the event for five years, is familiar with the challenges of being a woman in the professional world. See Career on page 30


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P2 in brief

community calendar of events

By the Daily Press staff

Chruch yard sale to benefit local causes

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 657 Green St., will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The church’s ladies auxiliary will use the proceeds to support local community causes. For more information, call Carol Beumer at 8249204.

Walk today in honor of firefighter

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This pictured item will be featured as part of the collection at the Wyman Museum. Can you guess what it is? Read the answer in Monday’s Craig Daily Press.

McBride, among others. For more information, call Julie Dempster at 824-5251, or visit www.

throughout Moffat County. Distribution will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at 595 Breeze St. at the northeast alley entrance, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Maybell Community Center, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the county office in Dinosaur. For more information, call Meghan Rudd at the Moffat County Department of Social

USDA food distribution Wednesday The Moffat County Department of Social Services will distribute United States Department of Agriculture food supplements Wednesday




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The Brett Stearns Memorial Walk/Run is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Cedar Mountain trail on Moffat County Road 7. The walk is three miles long and a barbecue will take place afterward. The walk is in honor of Stearns, a Bureau of Land Management firefighter who died in the line of duty last year. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Mac Zimmerman at 629-2845.

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8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 9News Health Fair takes place at Sunset Elementary School, 800 W. Seventh St. The event is open to the public. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A yard sale takes place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 657 Green St. The church’s ladies auxiliary will use sale proceeds to support local community causes. Call Carol Beumer at 824-9204. 10 a.m. The MCHS girls varsity soccer team plays Delta High School at Woodbury Sports Complex, 350 S. Mack Lane.

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On May 1, 1931: The Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 102 stories, it would be the world’s tallest building for the next 41 years. Click to see the current tallest.

11 a.m. The Brett Stearns Memorial Walk/ Run takes place at the Cedar Mountain trail on On this date Moffat County Road 7. 1967: Elvis Presley married The walk is three miles Priscilla Beaulieu. (They long and a barbecue will divorced in 1973.) take place afterward. The event is open to the public. Call Mac Zimmerman at 629-2845.

KIDS CONTEST: The Craig Daily Press hosts a patriotic essay and artwork contest in honor of Armed Forces Day and the Hometown Heroes Picnic on May 15. Visit for details.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The MCHS varsity baseball team plays Battle Mountain High School at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.


Noon to 1 p.m. Open lap swimming takes place at the Moffat County High School swimming pool, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Punch and season passes are available. Call 826-6557.



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1 to 4 p.m. Open swimming takes place at the Moffat County High School swimming pool, 900 Finley Lane. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Punch and season passes are available. Call 826-6557. 7 p.m. The Craig Concert Association’s Local Talent Show takes place at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. Twenty local residents are scheduled to perform. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Call Julie Dempster at 824-5251, or visit 8 p.m. An open meeting of Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bud at 824-1793.

Sunday, May 2 1 p.m. An open meeting of Craig Group One Alcoholics Anonymous takes place at First Congregational Church, 630 Green St. Call Bud at 824-1793. 4 p.m. The God Delusion/Reason for God discussion group meets at McDonald’s. The group discusses topics on both sides of faith.

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Talent show set for today at MCHS

The Craig Concert Association’s Local Talent Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Moffat County High School auditorium, 900 Finley Lane. The event is free and open to the public. Twenty local residents, ranging from elementary school students to seniors, are scheduled to perform a variety of acts. Musical numbers include selections by John Lennon, Guns ‘n Roses, Colbie Callait and Martina


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“One of the things we know is that we have a tremendous population in Colorado that drops out of high school, or they get out of high school and they don’t go any farther. That hampers them in life as far as finding gainful and meaningful employment and it certainly impacts their quality of life.”


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fessors and other community members, they were sent to either the Xcel power plant in Hayden or Trapper Mine for onsite tours. Junior Gonzalez, 14, who attended the tour of the Hayden power plant, said touring the plant was a good way to spend the day. Gonzalez was so impressed by the technology at the power See CMS on page 29

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Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International would like toThank: CORPORATE SPONSORS AND DONORS FOR 2010

These businesses and individuals have contributed $500 or more to the success of our Banquet Arub Safaris of Namibia, through Rolling River Safaris LLC-Phillip Oosthuysen B.C.H. Management, Jim Jenkins Bears Ears Sportsman Club – Craig CO Big Cat Taxidermy, Leland & JenniReinier

Monument Well Service Mountain Man Taxidermy Mountain Valley Bank

Elkhead Bead Company, Sue Fulton

Laura Tyler and Shannon Gore, NRA Certified Instructors

Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply

Fox Construction, Inc.

Richard Villa

Northwest Pawn Shop, Jeff Knights

GG’s Coffee Shop

Owens Outfitting, Rod Owens

Hampton Inn & Suites, Melissa LeGassick, Director of Sales

Western American Drilling, Inc. Dorothy & Rex Polen

Sand River Safaris, Northern Province, South Africa through Rolling River Safaris LLC-Phillip Oosthuysen Spey Creek Trophy Hunting

Brothers Custom Processing Inc.

Tal Vista Lodges


World Class Whitetails of Ohio

Cape to Cairo, Cedric Nieuwoudt


Chapman Automotive Center

Sports Connection

Craig Power Sports

Wild & Wooly Custom Chaps

Holiday Inn

Additional thank you’s:

Juan Garcia

Randy Lewis-Auctioneer

Golden Cavvy

Event Accountants on Call

Derwin and Shannon Gore

Marty Holmes-SCI Field Rep.

Laurie Hallenbeck, Watkins Distributor

Mark Rexin

Hiway Bar & Grill

Gloria Garcia

Kitchen Shop of Craig

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Masterworks Mechanical, Inc.

Chaos Ink Identity Graphics

Craig Sports, Joe Herod

A very special thank you for your contributions!

David Denies Wingshooting

A-1 Liquor

Kelley’s Gunsmithing

Antler Design by JW

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Live Water Properties

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Scentsy Warmers, Deb Durbin

McDougall Lodge

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House candidate steps forward Libertarian Kien challenging Baumgardner for District 57 seat By BRIAN SMITH Daily Press writer

Northwest Colorado voters will have a decision to make this November on who will represent them in the Colorado House of Representatives. Mike Kien, a Libertarian, filed candidate papers March 29 for the District 57 seat held by incumbent Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, who is running for reelection. Kien, 53, of Oak Creek, ran unsuccessfully for House District 57 in 2006 against current state Sen. Al White. He also ran unsuccessfully for the Routt County Commission in 2004. Kien spoke Thursday at the Moffat County Tea Party meeting in Craig to about 50 residents. During his speech, Kien outlined his political views, which include limiting government, increasing individual liberties, and the importance of private property ownership. There wasn’t one specific

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Mike Kien, 53, of Oak Creek, speaks to about 50 Craig residents Thursday at the Center of Craig during a Moffat County Tea Party meeting. Kien is a Libertarian candidate running for the District 57 seat in the Colorado House of Representatives.

issue that spurred Kien’s decision to run, he said, but rather an “overall sense that something had to be done,” he said. “I just kept looking at things … and no matter what happens, we keep spending money on things that just don’t make sense,” he said. In what some consider a

Republican-dominated area, Kien said his views aren’t as unique as some might think. “You would be surprised at how many Libertarians are around here,” he said. Kien has lived in Routt County for 24 years. He was See Kien on page 24

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Actions: • Approved, 3-0, payroll warrant resolutions ending April 17 totaling $677,068.36. • Approved, 3-0, a services contract with Love & Logic representative Leslie Christensen for effective and non–abusive discipline education not to exceed $2,000. • Approved, 3-0, a five-county core services substance abuse services contract with Thomas Traynor of Steamboat Springs not to exceed $5,000. • Approved, 3-0, a five-county core services mental health services contract with Mary Haas of Granby not to exceed $1,250. • Approved, 3-0, a five-county core services mental health services contract with Rita Rhodes of Oak Creek not to exceed $20,000. • Approved, 3-0, awarding a bid for energy performance contracting with Ennovate Corporation at 9 cents per square foot if services are chosen by the county. • Approved, 3-0, awarding a bid for concession stand services at Loudy-Simpson Park to Hubler Enterprises, working as Cugino’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. Cugino’s will rent the space from the county for $900 per month. • Approved, 3-0, an abatement hearing and refund of $3,609.54 to Martyn Development. • Approved, 3-0, an abatement hearing and refund of $1,012.43 to Fleischli Oil.

Agenda • 8:30 to 8:35 a.m. Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance, moment of silence • 8:35 to 8:45 a.m. Consent agenda — Review and sign the following documents: minutes from March 9, 23, 25 and 30 meetings; warrant resolutions; a five-county core services mental health services contract; addendum to an Early Childhood Council capacity building grant; USDA commodities


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distribution agreement; Loudy-Simpson Park concession stand contract with Cugino’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. • 8:45 to 9 a.m. General discussion — Note that the board may discuss any topic relevant to county business whether or not the topic has been specifically noted on this agenda. • 9 to 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Kristen Nichols and Jennifer Riley, of the assessor’s office. – Abatement hearing for Unite Private Network, LLC. – Abatement hearing for Ernest Allen. • 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Discussion with Mason Siedschlaw, of the information systems department. – Discuss website and content filtering. • 9:45 to 10 a.m. Discussion with Bret Steele. – High school rodeo and Little Britches Rodeo. • 10 to 10:15 a.m. Discussion with Lynnette Running, of the human resources department. – Present personnel requisitions for approval. • 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Discussion with Jeff Comstock, of the natural resources department. – Present letters of support for Jeff Comstock, Dan Davidson, and T. Wright Dickinson for Bureau of Land Management resource advisory council. • 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Discussion with Bill Mack and Linda DeRose, of the road and bridge department. – Finalize crack seal bid results.


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• Approved, 3-0, March 16 minutes from the Moffat County Social Services meeting. • Heard a presentation from Barbara West of the Northwest Colorado Council for Children and Families. • Heard a presentation on caseload trends and a monthly report from Marie Peer of Social Services. • Approved, 3-0, a request to waive the bid process on a five-year lease upgrade with Xerox for county copiers. • Approved, 3-0, to move into executive session to discuss negotiation procedures related to Griffin Hadden v. Moffat County, a county road litigation, with county attorney Kathleen Taylor and natural resources director Jeff Comstock. • Approved, 3-0, to move into executive session to give legal advice on a legal claim with county attorney Kathleen Taylor and human resources director Lynnette Running. Next meeting: Tuesday, May 4, Moffat County Courthouse, 221 W. Victory Way

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College is a true learning experience

letters By Baxter Black, DVM

CMS thanks book store

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To the editor: On behalf of Craig Middle School, especially the eighthgrade students, we would like to thank Downtown Books and Beads, and its owner Vicky White, for inspiring and supporting reading, writing, and poetry in our students. Four years ago, Carolyn Dotson and the late Carol Jacobson began a successful poetry contest to create an authentic learning environment for all aspiring, and sometimes less-than-confident, eighthgrade poets. The contest brought excitement to what would have been “just another assignment.” (They even provided financial prizes to the winners.) Despite a change in ownership at Downtown Books and Beads, this much-appreciated tradition has continued. Ms. White has also renamed the competition to “The Carol Jacobson Memorial Poetry Contest.” See letters on page 6

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CNCC begins development of new academic building

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There’s 85 acres on the western edge of Craig, land near the new hospital that, if you’re unfamiliar with now, you should very quickly become acquainted with. The property belongs to Colorado Northwestern Community College, and is home to CNCC’s Craig campus project, which is currently underway and entails a first phase worth about $30 million in new educational facilities. Within CNCC’s 38-acre first phase are plans for a 70,000-square-feet academic building, 14,000-squarefeet career and technical building, a 5,000- to 6,000-square-feet automotive technical program building, and a 32-bed residence hall. Also, CNCC has proven

our view Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus project is a model of vision, planning and execution for other developments in the area to follow. And, college leaders have shown good faith to the community by making ground available for future projects, and not asking the public for additional money.

Editorial Board Bryce Jacobson Newspaper representative Joshua Roberts Newspaper representative Brittani Bailey Newspaper representative Lawrence Sober Community representative Dave Young Community representative Jim Meineke Community representative

itself to be a good public partner: it donated 15 acres for the new The Memorial Hospital, offered land to local governments for facilities that offer an educational component, and, perhaps most importantly, moved forward with its plans without asking for additional tax money. The Editorial Board considers the CNCC project a prime example of the proactive, thorough, and visionary thinking our community has lacked in the past, and sorely needs in developing and shaping its future. CNCC, with its primary campus in Rangely, is in

the process of developing a campus in Craig that rivals that of the home base more than 90 miles away. It identified areas for growth within its operation, and has built a plan to expand without tapping an overextended public for additional finances. The school got creative with its funding sources: it raised money, requested and was approved for state funds, and earned grants. While the buildings have yet to go up, and thus a final verdict can’t accurately be rendered, at this point it’s difficult to find many flaws in CNCC’s actions. In fact, out of all our public entities, it’s reasonable to say CNCC has done the most admirable job with development. As this board stated earlier this week, CNCC has laid the groundwork for a new hub in Craig. It’s time Moffat County and city of Craig officials, as well as private developers, start seriously considering how to capitalize on the school’s momentum.

It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used three-quarter ton pickup with mud and snows and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a stock trailer the color of camouflage, and an antique Baxter Black gas-stingy hatchback coup. The story began one early chilly morning when “Marilyn,” as he affectionately named the hatchback, wouldn’t start. When this happened back at the ranch they would push Marilyn up into the back of the stock trailer and haul her to the mechanic 18 miles away in Mountain Home. Not having a push tractor there on campus, Brett strategically placed the opened trailer at the foot of a steep grade next to the sidewalk. He set up two stout board ramps and walked back up the hill to get Marilyn. The campus seemed deserted, Brett observed, as he pushed Marilyn over the edge, jumped in and coasted down the hill. He hit the ramp tracks and loaded the projectile on the trailer with less than six inches of clearance. “Step one!” he said, much satisfied. It was then that step two reared its ugly head. On the ranch, they never needed to actually sit behind the wheel to load her, he remembered. Too late. There was no way to get the door open. There was no space through the window against the solid-sided trailer. “The hatchback!” he thought, with hope in his heart. He could see the empty street behind him through the back window. Over he climbed only to find that it would not open. As the day warmed people began appearing. He heard children talking to a mom nearby. “Hey, lady,” Brett whispered, trying not to scare her. No response. “Hey, lady!” he said, raising his voice. The mom looked around, grabbed her kids and hurried away from the menacing voice. For 45 minutes Brett tried to catch the attention of passersby. He whistled, banged on the trailSee black on page 7


Colorado high school students protest immigration law DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of Colorado high school and college students walked out of class Friday and marched to the state Capitol to protest Arizona’s new immigration law. The students, holding handmade signs and U.S. and Mexican flags, cheered when passing cars honked. Music blared from a speaker on the Capitol steps before a rally began. Some students yelled “Stop racial profiling,” referring to the Arizona’s law requirement that authorities question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally. “This didn’t come from any organization,” said Julie Gonzales of Reform Immigration for America. “This really came from the

young people themselves.” Marta Alvarez, 17, from Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver, said she and other students got the word about the protest by text messages and a Facebook page. A few students from the school walked out of class and took the light rail downtown. “I feel like we need to support people against (the law) so we don’t get that here,” Alvarez said. Sabrina Duran, 14, said teachers at the Denver School of Arts were supportive of student participation. She described the Arizona law as “making racial profiling legal.” Denver Public Schools is treating the absences like any other. If the family contacted the school, the student was excused. DPS Superintendent Tom Boasberg announced a ban

Thursday on employees taking district-sponsored work trips to Arizona, saying the community was “outraged” by the state’s new immigration law. Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, who isn’t seeking re-election, has said he would veto any new laws like the one in Arizona. Scott McInnis, the GOP frontrunner in the governor’s race, would support a similar law. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet have both signed letters calling for comprehensive immigration reform this year. “The new Arizona law has him (Udall) very concerned because it puts the burden of immigration enforcement on local police and raises significant concerns about racial and ethnic profiling, which is not the American way,” said Tara Trujillo, a spokeswoman for Udall.

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er, and rocked Marilyn. Finally, by plastering himself against the hatchback window and flailing like a shipwrecked sailor, he caught the attention of a bicycling journalism major. She agreed to go get help if Brett agreed to let her film his plight and do an interview first. He was cornered and acquiesced. The article was titled, “Carpooling, the Cowboy Way!”

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The weigh-in and tagging date for 4-H/FFA market beef was Feb. 7. Now it’s time to weigh-in and tag 4-H/FFA market lambs, goats, and swine. The weigh-in and tagging of these market animals is mandatory for 4-H/ FFA members to show or sell their animals at the Moffat County Fair. Weigh-in Diane Prather and tagging for market sheep and market goats is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. It will take place in the barn on the east end. Each 4-H/FFA member is allowed to weigh up to three market lambs and/or goat animals at this initial weigh-in. Market swine weigh-in and tagging will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the fairgrounds swine barn. Each 4-H/FFA member is allowed to weigh up to three market swine animals at this initial weigh-in. Members with swine are asked to use the fairgrounds’ east entrance. Unloading of the animals will take place on the south side of the swine barn at the two middle sliding doors. To comply with state fair, the Moffat County Fair Board has adopted the official weight range for market hogs to be 230 to 280 pounds (fair weight). Where market animals, in general, are concerned, the fair board has adopted the follow-

ing weigh-in rule: Scrotums must be dried up with obviously no viable testicular tissue on all market animals before arriving at the mandatory weigh-in or 4-H/FFA members will not be allowed to weigh-in, show, or sell their animals. According to a letter sent to 4-H/FFA members with market animals, during the weigh-in and tagging, it’s the member’s responsibility to unload the animal(s) and to help get them to the designated tagging and weigh-in area. However, there will be a weigh-in crew on hand to assist members, if needed. Once on the scale, each market lamb, goat, and/or swine will be weighed and tagged by a designated crew only. Then it’s the member’s responsibility to get the animal off the scale and loaded up again. In addition, in order for the weigh-in and tagging process to run efficiently and quickly, the following actions are recommended: Members are asked to please stay out of designated areas as it makes it difficult for the weigh-in crew to do their job, increases the chance for error, and members risk the animal not being processed. Existing ear tags should be removed before arriving at the fairgrounds. Siblings need to have the animal(s) picked out before arriving at the scheduled weighin as it slows down the process and increases the risk of mistakes being made when deciding which animal(s) belong to which member last minute. A 4-H/FFA youth member, or their representative, must

accompany each animal to help provide information to the weigh-in crew. Members are asked to bring enough help to manage livestock. Members can get weight information about their animals by calling the extension office anytime after the weigh-in. State fair-nominated market animals will also be processed during the mandatory weigh-in and tagging. Members are to take all market swine nominated for state fair to the May 6 weigh-in. However, where market goats and lambs are concerned, only three animals will be processed May 5. If a 4-H/FFA member has larger quantities (over three) of these market animals that are to be nominated for state fair, a time will need to be arranged May 11. Members need to let the extension office know, during weigh-in, that they need a time scheduled for May 11. (There will be no other date to get the nominations done.) 4-H/FFA members with a state fair nominated animal(s) must be present at weigh-in to fill out and sign a nomination card. Each animal nominated for State Fair is required to be tagged with an “official” county tag. The member’s premises identification number is required for state fair nominated animals. There will be a $5 per animal/ per specie charge for quantities above two market animals nominated. Payment is due at the time of processing. This charge is being implemented state-wide.



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Fishermen associate with slippery characters Moffat County’s Annual Events weather and read clouds!” Then RMII continues on with his story. “Yeah, and we had just got back and got our boat loaded and headed home and before we got back, the storm let up, so we went to a different lake. And we were catching those great big lunker 5- and 6-pound bass … member that?” “Yeah,” Ken nods his head up and down, “and remember, you were using that great big ol’ treble hook and caught a huge ol’ lunker and the thing flopped up so hard into the boat the hook embedded itself right into your hand? I caught a whale of a fish and was yellin’ at you to get the net and you yelled to heck with the net (I won’t print the real words because this is a family newspaper), get this ‘blankety blank’ hook outta my hand!” “Yeah … and then you just cut the barbs off and pulled the thing outta yore hand and wrapped a hanky around it. I asked you if you wanted to go get that looked after at the doctor’s office, and you said, ‘Naw, we came here to fish!’” RMII looked at me with a big ol’ smile and said, “Well, it was OK after awhile!” Ken said, “Ya … I remember once when you were fishin’ and I looked over and couldn’t believe the lure you were using, and I asked you if you knew you were fishin’ with a collectible lure?” RMII smiled and replied,

“Ya, and I told you my collectible lure was collectin’ fish!” I heard how RMII loved to go to the bass tournaments also, and every single time he got paired with some dude who had a rotten boat. It was so bad that every time they got out into the lake, the boat quit and it was a piece of junk. After three times, RMII told my brother Ken that he was just going to quit the bass club. My brother told him not to do that. What were the odds of drawing the same guy four times? So, RMII stayed in and when the names were drawn out of the hat … yeppers … same story. Same boat. Same adventure. So, that was RMII’s last bass club tournament. If I’d have known him back then, I’d a got him a T-shirt that stated, “Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly!” The talk turned to weeds and flowers and RMII related how he’d rather be fishing. After all, you know, work is for people that don’t know how to fish. And, you know, fisherman are so lucky. They can loaf around all day and because they have a pole in their hands, nobody really cares. Some days the fish are smarter than the fisherman, but they have to swim a long way to get ahead of these two pro guys. I probably wouldn’t dream of going fishing with them See BASSETT on page 24

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We got to visit my brother. Anyone who knows him, knows he is a “reel” fisherman. He used to go to every bass tournament, and has a garage full THE VIEW FROM MAYBELL of awards, plaques and pictures to Kathy Bassett prove how great he is when it comes to the world of fishing. OK, so we were driving around town one day and he spotted one of his fishing buddies bent over in the flower bed, pulling weeds, and next thing I knew, we were right in his yard and the fishing stories started flying. I was introduced to Roland Martin, the second. In fact, I was told that the real Roland Martin calls the guy quite frequently to ask for his autograph. Wow, I’m getting really interested here and mentally taking notes. Let me clue you in: we are not talking about two official boat potatoes here, we are talking real bonafide, hardcore fishermen and the memories were popping out from every direction. “Hey … member the time we were out fishin’ and a big ol’ storm came up?” Roland Martin II looks at me and says. “I keep a close eye on the

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Young poets society Winning words from the fourth annual eighth grade poetry contest Staff report Painful childhood events and strong, emotional experiences found their way to paper through the pens of 10 Craig Middle School students. During a poetry unit, eighthgrade English teachers David Morris and Dawn Bolstad allowed their students’ creativity to flow and their individuality to shine through in their use of descriptive metaphors and freeform writing. The result was a variety of poems recognized in the fourth annual Eighth Grade Poetry Contest sponsored by Downtown Books & Beads. Bookstore manager Vicky White and members of a monthly poetry club that meet at the store judged the poems and awarded first through third places and honorable mentions for the two English classes. The 10 honored poems are: From Dawn Bolstad’s class: First place: “The Gift S.I.D.S. Took” By Megan Dulmaine Eyes, gray crystals, A smile with such beauty rubies are ashamed, Face, carved from marble like an angel’s. A love greater than the sun. Bigger than Megan Dulmaine the universe. With purity only possessed by the untainted soul. The sister who became my world, Natasha. One cold, cruel night the masked curse kept in without us knowing. The eyes closed, The smile faded, a tumbled wall, Face, white, empty, ghostly, stopped.

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Ten Craig Middle School students were honored as winners of the fourth annual Eighth Grade Poetry contest sponsored by Downtown Books & Beads. Back row, from left, are Dallen Gillett, Derek Maiolo, Travis Walsh, Matt Strong, Kelly Knez and Shaylyn Buckley. Front row, from left, are Ripley Bellio, Casey Barnes, Megan Dulmaine and Elisa Teeter.

Her heart dead, mine halfway their. Black blocks the sun, universe stolen. My world gone, ripped away by S.I.D.S. Everyone cries, thinking I don’t understand because my eyes are dry, I implode. Bubbling over, loose at night. The greatest gift abducted, Never given back. Second place: “Jonathon” By Matt Strong Doors slamming, he is yelling again. For the fifth Matt Strong time Today

Day after day Everyone is trying to tell him “Time for other things” He is twelve; acts five. He may be autistic but this is Ridiculous. My pulse races My mind is nothing but blank with fear His collision course never ends. He, in overdrive like a ford grinding its gears. A semi truck of violence. His scream Is but a whisper In the blood Pounding through my ears. Third place: “He smoked” By Travis Walsh Every day for years Camel filtered cigarettes In front of the fireplace, He sat

and smoked. Snow machining In the deep sugary snow So beautiful and bright, glistening The flourishing pine trees Ever through the mountains Over the Travis Walsh phone he tells us Five weeks to live Brand new pack crunched To nothing in his hand Then up in orange fiery flames The pack, then him To smoke it goes Honorable mention: “He Is Not Here” By Elisa Teeter

Dad is gone; he left when I was born. Taking my first steps, Wobbling on my own two feet. Trying to speak my first few words, “dada” I said it louder hoping he would hear. Time passed. That scary bus comes for the first day of kindergarten. I looked for Elisa Teeter him. The 4th grade Father’s Day cake competition is today, Only my grandma helps me spray blue icing on my cake. I looked for him. In 7th grade now, time for the


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Ice Ball. All dressed up in purple and black silk. I looked for him. The ice has melted into March. Back into my life, He slithers back. Now I am gone. Honorable mention: “Deforestation” By Casey Barnes Chainsaws Growling Trees falling They just keep removing, his environment. He looks For cover when it snows, but no, the trees are gone. he runs for cover from the hunter but they cut all of that down. He feels empty no where to hide no where Casey Barnes to sleep. Chainsaws Growling Trees falling.

First place: “Egotism” By Dallen Gillett I see greatness in the mirror when there is not. I see a mystery than cannot be unraveled only spun tighter. A false smile on my face rides as wide as the equator. I love myself greater than a supernova times three… Yet, my hate is just as strong, A dark hand of power that grasps me with no relief Humility is a concept I do not understand. I lead the Vanity Fair. Wallow in conceited misery. As I look into Dallen Gillet the mirror I take off my mask of greatness, Reveal my pathetic soul to myself Cry tears of selfish pain. Hoping that Someday…I’ll be able to live in righteous glory, not false. But for now, I put my false mask back on

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And quietly walk away from the mirror. Second place: “No Place Any Better” By Ripley Bellio The wind warbles softly, gently, like a breath over the mouth of a bottle. Breeze blown bentonite floats around tiny gray butterflies. Like a ghost it brushes the tall grass with soft but constant fingertips. I am part of the wind, the mountains, And the new born cattle. Morning mist dances around midnight chilled surfaces cool my rosebud cheeks. The fresh Ripley Bellio sprung grass stains my cow leathered, sagebrush, stirrup worked cowboy boots. My callused hands hide inside goat leather gloves. I hold the reins of the most powerful animal of the west. I am on more than land. I am home.

time chillsAs a lullaby soothes a child’s fear of closet lurkers. Slowly slumber seeps from the pores of illuminated clouds.

Third place: “Sunset” By Derek Maiolo The sun, knowing what is to come Covers his face with clouds. Tears pummel plump pools With blemishes that are erased as waves overlap. The sunset plaints the treesLitters the immaculate ground with fiery debris, A flame that engulfs the world without destruction. Night invades the landscapeThe wind enters with a superior statureBringing a vibrato so Derek Maiolo immense Even the rocks that usually remain dull shiverHoping to be nestled in hardened soil. Moonlight soothes the night-

Honorable mention: “Nature’s Awakening” By Kelly Knez Light drizzles wake up sleeping bulbs And wash away the grime of winter. Recurring melodies of brown speckled robins Tickle my ears. The sweet aroma of cherry blossom trees Saturates the insipid air. Butterflies flirt, flitter, float in the vacant air. Spring is like crunching the first bite Of a juicy, Kelly Knez refreshing granny smith apple. It is a prism, Radiating the spectrum of colors. A slow breeze embraces me; Balmy sunshine Leaves a smile on my face.

Honorable mention: “An Evening Ride” By Shaylyn Buckley His hooves tickle and click On shattered rock. The smell of wet sagebrush Envelops the evening air with an exotic perfume. A mixture of tall grasses wave to us As we trot by. King, my handsome sorrel, Bounces like a boat On an ocean wave. The wild wind whips through my hair As we lope across the pasShaylyn Buckley ture. My legs rest on his empty stomach He waits to be awarded with grain. As the sun fades, We say goodbye to the shadowy pasture Head home.

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his edition of Communities at Work focuses on an organization and its volunteers preparing for a cross-cultural festival. Integrated Community hosts its sixth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way. The event is designed to bring immigrants and

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natives together to celebrate. Cinco de Mayo commemorates May 5, 1862, when the French originally met forces with Mexico at the Battle of Puebla. The celebration is open to the public and will feature mariachi music along with folklorico and flamenco dancing, and a host of other activities.

Mayola Cruz folds tissue paper decorations for the Cinco de Mayo celebration scheduled for today at Centennial Mall. Cruz is an Integrated Community volunteer, the festival’s host, and said she believes in the importance of understanding other cultures.

Albert Duarte hangs decorations from the ceiling for the Cinco de Mayo celebration. A crew of about 10 volunteers worked at the mall Friday afternoon to ensure the decorations would be in place for Saturday’s festivities.

Mayola Cruz, left, and Albert Duarte help Erika Valenzuela untangle decorations for Cinco de Mayo. The event will feature a variety of aspects of Mexican culture, including traditional art, food and drinks.

Ray Valenzuela, 14, carries decorations Friday for today’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at Centennial Mall. Ray was Erika Valenzuela decorates the stage Friday in preparation for today’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at the Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory one of four Valenzuela children helping their mom set up for Way. The stage will showcase mariachi music along with flamenco and folklorico dancers during the sixth annual event hosted by Integrated Community. the festivities.

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The passing of a loved one is hard on everybody. However, if the family in “Death at a Funeral” is any indication, things can always be worse. Today is not a good day for Aaron Barnes (Chris Rock). Arranging the funeral for Andy Bockelman his recently deceased father has been bad enough, but dealing with his living relatives is even more painful. His mother (Loretta Devine) is too grief-stricken to be any help, his wife (Regina Hall) is focused on getting pregnant and his brother (Martin Lawrence) considers himself a saint just for showing up. His cousin’s (Zoë Saldaña) jittery fiancé (James Marsden) and a pair of family friends (Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson) certainly aren’t helping matters. But as long as he can get through his eulogy, Aaron figures everything will be okay. But he didn’t count on interference from his cantankerous uncle (Danny Glover), a bottle of pills that could take down Keith Richards and a little man (Peter Dinklage)

with a big secret. As the head of the ensemble cast, Rock gives his all as the member of the family trying to hold everything together on what’s already a stressful day. The sibling rivalry is palpable if not particularly funny between Rock and Lawrence, a successful writer of trashy romance novels who sees his father’s funeral as the perfect place to pick up 18-year-old girls. And yet, guess which one of them is preferred by their mother. Saldaña and Wilson aren’t particularly watchable as Elaine and ex-boyfriend Derek, who refuses to let her go. Morgan is unbearable as Norman, a hypochondriac who gets stuck with the duties of watching Aaron’s Uncle Russell, one of the nastiest old men you could ever hope to meet. In a movie that seems to pride itself on outlandish characters, Glover is actually pretty funny as the malicious geezer, and the same goes for Marsden as Elaine’s betrothed, Oscar, whose ingestion of what he believes to be a Valium induces a hallucinogenic odyssey free of inhibition.

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And clothes. Yet he isn’t even the most bizarre person of the day, with Dinklage — playing the exact same role in the 2007 British comedy of the same name — as extortion-minded dwarf Frank. You don’t want to see the Polaroids he’s got in his jacket pocket. Aside from Dinklage’s presence, there are hardly any ties to the original movie — except that they were both written by Dean Craig and have identical storylines and characters. The difference here though is that in taking over directorial duties from Frank Oz, Neil LaBute comes up with his own interpretation of “black comedy.” No, this isn’t meant to cast aspersions on the predominately African-American cast, all of whom do their best, but in the fact that somehow the story loses its bite the second time around. The morbidity surrounding the original added to its setup as a classic farce, but whether it’s the timing, the broader style of humor or the sad truth that it’s nothing more than a carbon copy, the remake just never picks up. The best way to view “Death at a Funeral” is to go in fresh. If you haven’t seen the original version, you may just find it hysterical. Otherwise, you’ll likely be laughing less than the guy in the coffin.

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Real estate brokers saturate Web to reach potential buyers Facebook. She loves the site. “It is free marketing. It is daily marketing,� Van Houzen said. “It is probably the best thing to happen to real estate agents.� Social media is changing the way Realtors market and sell homes. It’s faster than cold calling and costs nothing to promote the latest listing through a status update on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter. But sales from social-media contacts still represent a small portion of overall sales. Take Mark Zawaideh. The agent with Keller Williams Realty in Novi, Mich., said he markets listings on as many as 150 Web sites including large search engines Google and Yahoo, local classified-ads site Craigslist, and real estate search engines Trulia, Zillow and HomeFinder. HomeFinder is on the Detroit Free Press’s website includes real estate listings and classified ads. “I have one marketing manager and that’s all she does all day is post these homes on all these Web sites,� Zawaideh said. “And the results show. That’s how we sell 200 homes a year.� He’s sold nine houses in the

past year and a half to friends through Facebook alone. Now, about 35 percent of Realtors actively use social or professional networking Web sites and 14 percent plan to begin integrating online marketing in their business, according to a survey of members by the National Association of Realtors. Internet and social marketing have allowed Zawaideh to cut expenses on print advertising, which he dropped entirely this year. His office recently discontinued placing ads in Keller Williams’ monthly color magazine, saving $4,500 a month that it had spent over the past 11 years. Karen Kage, president of multiple listing service Realcomp in Farmington Hills, said that many Realtors are just learning how to use social media tools to communicate with customers. “It is another way to get information out by pushing it out instead of waiting for the customer to come looking for it,� she said. “The first-time homebuyers are so used to communicating using these kinds of tools. And that is why it is so important to understand it.�

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Jocelyn Santiago is a realtor who uses various web and social media sites to help market her properties. One of her listings is shown on March, 19, 2010, in Detroit, Michigan.

The National Association of Realtors began offering a social-media course last summer. Max Pigman, vice president at, who teaches social-media classes and shares tips on the Facebook page, said there are a lot of Realtors on Facebook, but a small percentage of them are actually making money from it. He said that’s because a lot of them think they need to

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be on social-networking sites because everyone else is, but they aren’t creating a business strategy. That’s what he teaches them to do. He encourages agents not to use Facebook just to talk about open houses and new listings. “I have a friend who is a dentist and he doesn’t write, ‘I did another root canal,’ every day,� Pigman said. “You have to get strategic about what you are sharing.�

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DETROIT (Detroit Free Press) — Joy Santiago stood in the living room of a one-bedroom condo she had listed for sale in Detroit, videotaping a 360-degree view to post on YouTube. Santiago, broker/owner of Dwellings Unlimited in Farmington Hills, Mich., didn’t stop there. She created a Web site for the home, featured it on two Facebook pages, posted a tweet or two on Twitter and listed it on a slew of real estate sites, including, Trulia and Zillow. Like Santiago, more real estate agents are turning to social media to drive sales, featuring listings in their Facebook status updates. Others are marketing on 50 or more Web sites. They say Internet marketing _ aside from being free _ lets them tap into new audiences and sell more homes. “There’s never too many sites. There’s no overkill _ the more exposure, the better,� Santiago said. Elyse Van Houzen, an agent for Re/Max Showcase Homes in Birmingham, Mich., said she’s sold several houses to old high school friends just from reconnecting with them on

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‘Mexicali Casserole’ an old favorite H ave you ever had one of those incredibly busy weeks — the kind that challenge a person to find time to cook good meals, or have Over a cup enough energy of coffee left at the end of the day to want to cook? Well, as I write this column, I’m facing such a week. Besides the usual, I’m into the final Diane Prather week at the college with a bunch of research papers to grade. So, in preparation for the week, I baked a cake, stocked up on salad fixings, and made a gelatin fruit salad. I baked a chicken and made extra stuffing so that the leftover stuffing, chicken, and gravy could be heated up as a casserole. I saved some leftover ham (and the bone) for crockpot ham and beans. Leftover mashed potatoes will be used to make “Beefy Shepherd’s Pie,” which was featured in a recent column. It’s a start anyway, but I’m still going to have to plan some more meals. So, I was looking through my files and found another recipe for “Shepherd’s Pie.” This one is a little different from last week’s recipe. I don’t have any idea where I got the recipe and don’t remember if I’ve made it before. To make this “Shepherd’s Pie,” you’ll need: 1 pound ground beef, 1 chopped onion, 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, 1 (10-ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic, and 3 cups refrigerated mashed potatoes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. You’ll need a 9-inch pie plate. (I think it should be fairly deep.)

In a skillet, cook the ground beef and onion until the beef has lost its pink color and until the onion is tender. Stir to break up the meat. Drain well. Then add the vegetables and soup and cook until hot, about 6 minutes. Place the beef mixture in the pie plate. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the mixture. (It will probably be easier to work with the potatoes if they are heated slightly.) Bake at 375 degrees for about 35 to 45 minutes, until the potatoes are golden brown and the pie is bubbling. I also found a recipe for “Mexicali Casserole.” I don’t know where I got this one, either, but I’ve made it several times. This is a “combine the content of several cans” kind of recipe. You will need: 2 (14 ½-ounce) cans of tamales, 1 (20-ounce) can yellow hominy (drained), 1 can Vienna Sausages (cut into chunks), 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup, and ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. You’ll need a 1 ½ quart casserole. Remove the wrappers from one can of the tamales. Cut into thirds and combine them with the hominy, sausages, and soup. Pour the mixture into the casserole and bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes. Then remove the wrappers from the second can of tamales, but this time cut them diagonally in half. Put the cut tamales on top of the hot casserole. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese. Return the casserole to the oven long enough to warm the tamales and melt the cheese. This makes 6 servings. Do you have a recipe you’d like to share? Call me at 8248809 or write to me at Box 415, Craig 81626.

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Mexicali Casserole

• 1 can condensed cream of chicken

• 2 (14 ½ -ounce) cans tamales • 1 (20-ounce) can yellow hominy, drained • 1 can Vienna Sausages, cut into chunks

soup • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

on can of tamales. Cut into thirds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove wrappers from Pour into a 1 ½ quart casserole. Bake, Combine the tamales, hominy, sausages, and soup. wrappers from the remaining can of uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes. Then remove the the hot casserole. Sprinkle with cheddar tamales; cut diagonally in half. Arrange on top of tamales and melt cheese. Serves 6. cheese. Return to the oven long enough to warm wondering just how much you can get for your



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appointed to the Oak Creek town board in 1997 and elected in 1998. He served two terms on the board until 2006. Kien said Northwest Colorado is a good place to launch an independent campaign and residents’ unique attitudes toward politics support and shape the direction of his campaign. Kien said he has been promoting Libertarian ideals for about 25 years and called it the “party of principal.” “We all have a party platform that we all pretty much stand together on, and (unlike) the Democrats or the Republicans, it doesn’t change every year,” he said. If elected to serve in the House, Kien said he would stand up for individual rights


and fight to reduce the size of state government. He said he would also “be somebody that would be there to remind (officials) that they swore an oath to uphold the Constitution.” “When they try to pass these laws that are obviously violating our constitutional rights, I believe that one of us should stand up and say ‘Look, you swore an oath to defend the Constitution, you’re violating that oath, shouldn’t you change that vote?’” he said. Another part of the Libertarian agenda Kien believes strongly in is the importance of private property. “We believe that loss of private property is a big part of why we are having these problems today,” he said. “If we don’t have the right to keep the fruit of our own individual labor, then we are nothing but slaves.” Kien contends many area res-

idents are not happy with the current political system and it is comforting to know “many people actually think we have to stand up and do something.” Kien said he is not affiliated with the Tea Party, but Libertarians and the Tea Party share similar views. “We all have to stand up,” he said. “They are not partisan, so they don’t care that I am Libertarian. All they care about is that I care about their liberty and that I believe in the Constitution.” A candidate elected to District 57 represents constituents in Moffat, Routt, Grand, Rio Blanco, Jackson and Garfield counties. State House representatives serve two-year terms and are limited to four terms. Brian Smith can be reached at 875-1794 or

bassett: No worm on hook because I just can’t stick a hook in a worm. I keep hearing the poor little thing screaming in pain. He surely has to be crying because he wriggles frantically when you poke him. Oh, it hurts me, too. If I can talk someone else

into torturing the poor worm for me, I can usually get the hook out into the water, hoping the coolness of the water will ease the poor thing’s pain, but then when I catch a fish, I can’t bear to clean it, either. But, I do so love to get out on the boat and fish.

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Dear Annie: My patience is running thin with my 92-yearold mother’s rude and hurtful behavior. When I talk to her about it, she just laughs ANNIE’S and brushes it MAILBOX off. I wasn’t around my mother through most of my marriage, but a few years ago, she moved in order to be closer to me. My husband and I are now retired, and I Kathy and Marcy see to Mom’s needs. I don’t know if she’s been like this for years, if it’s her age or if she has become bitter since my father died, but she is truly difficult to be around. If my husband and I take her out to dinner, she will complain that the food isn’t as good as she could have made at home. If I bring her a home-cooked meal, she

will tell me it was OK, but would have tasted better if I’d added this or that. My brothers live out of state and, as a gift, had a ramp installed on her front porch, thinking this would make her life easier. She told me it was “nice,” but believes they did it only to increase the home’s value and not for her benefit. Yet, she uses it every day. Of course, I wouldn’t tell this to my brothers, because I don’t want them to be hurt. Her friends and other family members think Mom is just great. And truthfully, she can be caring and generous, but she is so negative around me. What can I do? — Need Patience Dear Patience: It is unlikely that you are going to change your mother at this stage of the game, so we urge you to find a way to ignore her chronic complaining, which, by the way, is not unusual between parents and children. We recommend you learn to sigh and say, “Yes, Mom.” She isn’t trying to hurt you.

She simply wants to be important and the focus of your attention. Dear Annie: Last week, I purchased a new wig because my hair is thinning. While trying it on, I complained that it didn’t fit properly, but the salesperson convinced me it was fine, and stupidly, I bought it. Upon arriving home, I discovered it was a medium-sized wig, not the petite size I require. The wig is not refundable, so there’s no point in returning it. I thought I might donate it instead. Could you provide me with the address of an agency that would want my synthetic wig? It has never been worn. I’m hoping to pass it on to someone who could use it and would feel lovely wearing it. — H. Dear H.: Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-2272345. They are delighted to accept new and gently used wigs, which are then given to cancer patients free of charge. Someone there will tell you where you can donate your wig locally. Thank you so much for asking.


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The quantity of opportunities that pop up in the year ahead won’t matter so much as their quality. Recognize the ones that have much to offer and concentrate only on them if you want some major successes. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Instead of merely hoping that everything will turn out well, take control of whatever you can. If you don’t, you can expect things to go another person’s way. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Mouthing words without any intent of taking action will count for nothing today. All the boasting in the world about your skills and knowledge won’t complete one thing. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Be smart and do all the nastiest jobs or assignments first, because then if you tire, and you probably will, the easier ones won’t be so bad to handle. Reverse that order and you won’t finish. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — Chances are that it will be far too easy to be self-indulgent instead of self-sufficient.

It might take a lot of discipline to overcome being too lax and letting all your good intentions go by the boards. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Keep an open mind and at least listen to the suggestions of others. Much of the advice they offer can be helpful, even if what you want to hear is only an idea on how to get out of doing what you must. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you expect others to listen and do what you tell them, you will first have to set an example. Unfortunately, you might be far better at issuing orders than you are complying with them. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — In reality, one doesn’t have to spend a lot of money in order to have a good time, but you aren’t likely to want to believe this, much to the dismay of your wallet and checkbook. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be careful not to be overawed by the sound of your voice, and refrain from talking too much about your opinions. Although your thoughts are important

to you, they may mean nothing to another. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Even though your hunches can be remarkably on target numerous times, this may not always be the case. Allow your knowledge and logic to take precedence over your intuitive perceptions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — There’s nothing wrong with being an optimistic person, as long as you keep your expectations within realistic bounds. Don’t expect miracles to rule over fact, today. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — There may be certain people in your life who don’t care if you make big promises and deliver little, but, unfortunately, the hard, cruel world does. Be careful what you pledge today. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — If you put yourself in a position where another can take advantage of you, you’ll only have yourself to blame for letting this person do so. There will be no sympathy for you.


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Stocks suffer end of month drop tumbling. Investors feared that possible charges against the company could have a chilling effect on the banking industry. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 158 points and all the major indexes fell more than 1 percent. The market racheted higher and lower this week on alternating spurts of optimism and pessimism about the economy. The Dow had three triple-digit moves. “The market may just be a little bit tired,” said Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group in Westport, Conn. “A lot of good news is

priced into the market.” The market initially showed little reaction to reports about a federal investigation of Goldman, but investors’ displeasure grew as the day wore on. A person with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press that the Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation of the bank over mortgage securities deals it arranged. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is in a preliminary phase. The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Goldman with civil fraud.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks suffered a big loss on the last day of April as investors showed their disappointment with two economic reports and worries about a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs. But the major indexes still had their third straight monthly gain. Investors lost some of their optimism about the economy Friday after the government’s weaker-than-expected gross domestic product report and news of a drop in consumer sentiment. Reports that the government has started a criminal investigation of Goldman sent financial stocks

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The Market in Review Stocks of Local Interest Name AT&T Inc AbtLab AMD AlcatelLuc Allstate AmbacF h AmExp AutoData AutoZone BP PLC BkofAm Boeing BostonSci BrMySq CampSp Caterpillar Cisco Citigrp Clorox CocaCl ColgPal Comcast CmcBMO Dell Inc Dndreon DirFBear rs Disney DuPont ETrade EmersonEl ExxonMbl FordM FrankRes FMCG GenElec GoldmanS Hallibrtn Hershey HewlettP HomeDp HonwllIntl iShJapn iShEMkts iShR2K ITW Intel Interpublic JPMorgCh JohnJn Kroger MarinerEn McDnlds Medtrnic Merck MicronT Microsoft Motorola Oracle PeabdyE PepsiCo Pfizer PitnyBw Popular PwShs QQQ PrUShS&P QwestCm RioTinto s S&P500ETF SaraLee SearsHldgs Sherwin SigmaAld SiriusXM SprintNex SPDR Fncl StateStr Synovus TexInst Transocn Vodafone WalMart Walgrn WellsFargo XcelEngy YRC Wwd h

Ex Div NY 1.68 NY 1.76 NY ... NY ... NY .80 NY ... NY .72 Nasd 1.36 NY ... NY 3.36 NY .04 NY 1.68 NY ... NY 1.28 NY 1.10 NY 1.68 Nasd ... NY ... NY 2.00 NY 1.76 NY 2.12 Nasd .38 Nasd .94 Nasd ... Nasd ... NY ... NY .35 NY 1.64 Nasd ... NY 1.34 NY 1.76 NY ... NY .88 NY 1.20 NY .40 NY 1.40 NY .36 NY 1.28 NY .32 NY .95 NY 1.21 NY .14 NY .58 NY .75 NY 1.24 Nasd .63 NY ... NY .20 NY 2.16 NY .38 NY ... NY 2.20 NY .82 NY 1.52 Nasd ... Nasd .52 NY ... Nasd .20 NY .28 NY 1.92 NY .72 NY 1.46 Nasd ... Nasd .21 NY ... NY .32 NY .45 NY 2.21 NY .44 Nasd ... NY 1.44 Nasd .64 Nasd ... NY ... NY .20 NY .04 NY .04 NY .48 NY ... Nasd 1.22 NY 1.21 NY .55 NY .20 NY .98 Nasd ...

Yld 6.4 3.4 ... ... 2.4 ... 1.6 3.1 ... 6.4 .2 2.3 ... 5.1 3.1 2.5 ... ... 3.1 3.3 2.5 1.9 2.3 ... ... ... 1.0 4.1 ... 2.6 2.6 ... .8 1.6 2.1 1.0 1.2 2.7 .6 2.7 2.5 1.3 1.4 1.0 2.4 2.8 ... .5 3.4 1.7 ... 3.1 1.9 4.3 ... 1.7 ... .8 .6 2.9 4.3 5.7 ... .4 ... 6.1 .9 1.9 3.1 ... 1.8 1.1 ... ... 1.2 .1 1.3 1.8 ... 5.5 2.3 1.6 .6 4.5 ...

PE Last 12 26.06 13 51.16 7 9.07 ... 3.17 14 32.67 ... 1.51 24 46.12 16 43.37 14 185.01 12 52.15 85 17.83 44 72.43 ... 6.88 13 25.31 16 35.86 35 68.09 26 26.93 ... 4.37 16 64.70 18 53.45 18 84.10 15 19.77 18 41.42 22 16.20 ... 54.06 ... 12.24 20 36.84 14 39.84 ... 1.69 23 52.23 15 67.77 7 13.02 19 115.64 13 75.53 20 18.86 6 145.20 28 30.65 21 47.01 14 51.97 22 35.23 17 47.47 ... 10.39 ... 42.05 ... 71.65 20 51.10 21 22.84 81 8.91 17 42.58 15 64.30 11 22.23 19 23.88 17 70.59 20 43.69 9 35.04 58 9.35 16 30.54 79 7.07 23 25.87 30 46.72 17 65.22 9 16.72 11 25.40 ... 3.95 ... 49.24 ... 29.87 13 5.23 ... 50.86 ... 118.81 12 14.22 58 120.95 20 78.07 20 59.30 ... 1.18 ... 4.25 ... 16.16 ... 43.50 ... 3.01 15 26.01 7 72.32 ... 22.20 14 53.64 16 35.15 13 33.11 14 21.75 ... .56

YTD Chg%Chg -.08 -7.0 +.41 -5.2 -.65 -6.3 -.07 -4.5 -.60 +8.8 -.16 +81.9 -1.48 +13.8 -1.02 +1.3 -.63 +17.0 -.41 -10.0 -.47 +18.4 -1.36 +33.8 -.08 -23.6 -.06 +.2 +.14 +6.1 -2.66 +19.5 -.60 +12.5 -.19 +32.0 -.05 +6.1 -.29 -6.2 -.70 +2.4 -.23 +18.0 -.57 +7.0 -.45 +12.8 +3.88 +105.7 +.82 -37.0 -.38 +14.2 -.73 +18.3 -.05 -4.0 -.98 +22.6 -.89 -.6 -.56 +30.2 -2.70 +9.8 -2.19 -5.9 -.63 +24.7 -15.04 -14.0 -.95 +1.9 -.21 +31.3 -.91 +.9 -.33 +21.8 -1.05 +21.1 -.03 +6.7 -.51 +1.3 -2.16 +14.8 -1.18 +6.5 -.65 +12.0 -.59 +20.7 -1.42 +2.3 -.71 -.2 -.27 +8.3 -.97 +105.7 -.93 +13.1 -.15 -.7 -.21 -4.1 -.86 -11.5 -.47 +.2 -.09 -8.9 -.10 +5.5 -1.40 +3.3 +.02 +7.3 -.14 -8.1 -.45 +11.6 +.17 +74.8 -.99 +7.6 +.99 -14.8 -.05 +24.2 -3.12 -5.5 -2.05 +6.6 -.04 +16.7 -2.95 +44.9 -1.08 +26.6 -.48 +17.3 -.02 +96.3 -.14 +16.1 -.40 +12.2 -.82 -.1 -.19 +46.8 -1.00 -.2 -6.19 -12.7 -.13 -3.9 -.06 +.4 -.72 -4.3 -.12 +22.7 +.14 +2.5 +.01 -33.3

Daily Dow Jones

Stock Exchange Highlights






($2 or more)

Name Last BkA BM RE 2.05 DrxSOXBr 32.21 ResMed 68.43 BkA SP2-15 9.64 KronosWd 19.00 DolbyLab 68.72 BkA BMRE105.11 DirREBear 6.84 DirxSCBear 5.92 PrUPShR2K43.44

Chg +.32 +3.89 +6.74 +.90 +1.75 +6.20 +.44 +.57 +.48 +3.53


%Chg +18.5 +13.7 +10.9 +10.3 +10.1 +9.9 +9.4 +9.1 +8.9 +8.8


1,927.65 -28.36


($2 or more)

Name Last NeoStem 2.43 B&HO 4.55 IncOpR 6.19 UnvSecInst 7.09 LGL Grp 7.71 LucasEngy 2.04 Uroplasty 3.82 BreezeE 6.88 AoxingP rs 2.15 UQM Tech 4.37

Chg +.41 +.55 +.59 +.59 +.61 +.16 +.27 +.38 +.10 +.20

%Chg +20.3 +13.7 +10.5 +9.1 +8.6 +8.5 +7.6 +5.8 +4.9 +4.8





($2 or more) Chg +2.13 +2.10 +1.84 +.64 +.65 +5.07 +8.47 +1.37 +4.00 +1.01

%Chg +60.5 +36.5 +29.8 +28.4 +24.7 +24.1 +23.3 +19.1 +17.4 +17.3


($2 or more) Name Last Chg %Chg Gramrcy 2.53 -.68 -21.2 FedSignl 8.06 -2.13 -20.9 MEMC 12.97 -2.97 -18.6 Standex 23.87 -4.41 -15.6 Intermec 11.47 -2.05 -15.2 CenPacF 2.18 -.35 -13.8 TetraTech 12.29 -1.95 -13.7 DrxSOXBll 44.83 -6.99 -13.5 Lydall 8.06 -1.21 -13.1 PHH Corp 22.69 -3.17 -12.3

($2 or more) Name Last Chg %Chg SwGA Fn 9.27 -.98 -9.6 CheniereEn 4.15 -.29 -6.5 UraniumEn 2.86 -.19 -6.2 ChiArmM 5.47 -.34 -5.9 BioTime n 7.64 -.47 -5.8 TravelCtrs 4.07 -.25 -5.8 ChiGengM 2.57 -.15 -5.5 ChinaPhH n 3.45 -.20 -5.5 EngyInco 24.01 -1.32 -5.2 GrahamCp 17.85 -.95 -5.1

($2 or more) Name Last Chg %Chg AtlSthnF 2.04 -.69 -25.3 FrontFn rs 3.57 -1.03 -22.4 PrefrmdLn 30.00 -6.90 -18.7 athenahlth 29.02 -6.33 -17.9 AspenBio 3.81 -.78 -17.0 Comarco 2.52 -.48 -16.0 TuesMrn 5.65 -1.07 -15.9 MicroStr 76.60 -13.41 -14.9 SierraWr 8.04 -1.40 -14.8 LasrCard 5.69 -.97 -14.6

Actives ($1 or more) Name Vol (00) Last Chg Citigrp 7313089 4.37 -.19 S&P500ETF2492572118.81-2.05 BkofAm 2259611 17.83 -.47 SPDR Fncl156755916.16 -.40 FordM 1409637 13.02 -.56 GenElec 1110867 18.86 -.63 DirFBear rs896629 12.24 +.82 Synovus 823695 3.01 -.19 iShR2K 809721 71.65 -2.16 iShEMkts 759332 42.05 -.51

Actives ($1 Name Vol (00) Rentech 90900 BootsCoots 44341 GoldStr g 41760 NovaGld g 40725 NthgtM g 32109 GrtBasG g 27695 NwGold g 25191 KodiakO g 24744 EndvrInt 24497 NA Pall g 23761

Actives ($1 or more) Name Vol (00) Last Chg PwShs QQQ107105749.24 -.99 Popular 820615 3.95 +.17 Intel 801569 22.84 -.65 ETrade 702406 1.69 -.05 Microsoft 620807 30.54 -.47 SiriusXM 602602 1.18 -.02 MicronT 522688 9.35 -.86 Dndreon 434889 54.06 +3.88 Cisco 410336 26.93 -.60 Comcast 401645 19.77 -.23

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume


790 2,336 80 3,206 315 9 6,250,613,275

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Money Rates Prime Rate Discount Rate Federal Funds Rate Treasuries 3-month 6-month 5-year 10-year 30-year

or more) Last Chg 1.25 +.08 2.93 -.01 4.53 +.05 8.85 ... 3.22 +.03 1.89 -.01 5.85 +.03 3.98 +.17 1.62 -.07 4.65 -.17


Last 3.25 0.75 .00-.25

Pvs Week 3.25 0.75 .00-.25

0.16 0.23 2.41 3.66 4.53

0.16 0.24 2.59 3.81 4.66

210 285 36 531 30 1 129,617,788

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows Volume

Close: 11,008.61 Change: -158.71 (-1.4%)

2,461.19 -50.73

Name Last CTI Inds 5.65 Power-One 7.86 CntlVyCm 8.01 HampRBk 2.89 TricoMar 3.28 AcmePkt 26.14 Thoratec 44.76 DDi Corp 8.56 Strattec 27.02 CitzSoBk 6.86


608 2,118 117 2,843 186 12 2,698,507,650

Precious Metals NEW YORK (AP) _ Spot nonferrous metal prices Fri. Aluminum - $0.9956 per lb., London Metal Exch. Copper -$3.3519 Cathode full plate, LME. Copper $3.3375 N.Y. Merc spot Fri. Lead - $2228.00 metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc - $1.0496 per lb., London Metal Exch. Gold - $1179.25 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Gold - $1180.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Fri. Silver - $18.775 Handy & Harman (only daily quote). Silver - $18.611 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri. Platinum -$1742.00 troy oz., N.Y. (contract). Platinum -$1745.10 troy oz., N.Y. Merc spot Fri. n.q.-not quoted, n.a.-not available r-revised

Stock Footnotes: g = Dividends and earnings in Canadian dollars. h = Does not meet continued-listing standards. lf = Late filing with SEC. n = New in past 52 weeks. pf = Preferred. rs = Stock has undergone a reverse stock split of at least 50 percent within the past year. rt = Right to buy security at a specified price. s = Stock has split by at least 20 percent within the last year. un = Units. vj = In bankruptcy or receivership. wd = When distributed. wi = When issued. wt = Warrants. Mutual Fund Footnotes: b = Fee covering market costs is paid from fund assets. d = Deferred sales charge, or redemption fee. f = front load (sales charges). m = Multiple fees are charged. NA = not available. p = previous day’s net asset value. s = fund split shares during the week. x = fund paid a distribution during the week. CA Conservative Allocation, CI -Intermediate-Term Bond, ES -Europe Stock, FB -Foreign Large Blend, FG -Foreign LargeGrowth, FV -Foreign Large Value, IH -World Allocation, LB -Large Blend, LG -Large Growth, LV -Large Value, MA -Moderate Allocation, MB -Mid-Cap Blend, MV - Mid-Cap Value, SH -Specialty-heath, WS -World Stock, Total Return: Chng in NAV with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. Source: Morningstar. Total Return: Change in NAV for the period shown, with dividends reinvested. Rank: How fund performed vs. others with same objective: A is in top 20%, E in bottom 20%. Min Init Invt: Minimum $ needed to invest in fund. NA = Not avail. NE = Data in question. NN = Fund does not wish to be tracked. NS = Fund not in existence. Gainers and Losers above must be worth at least $2 or more to be listed. Most Actives must be worth at least $1. Volume in hundreds of shares. Source: Morningstar and The Associated Press.


Dow Jones industrials

11,120 10,920



11,200 10,800 10,400 10,000 9,600


52-Week High Low 11,258.01 7,938.98 4,786.26 2,935.69 408.57 325.53 7,743.74 5,311.43 1,994.20 1,374.45 2,535.28 1,661.40 1,219.80 847.12 852.90 537.23 12,847.91 8,661.73 745.95 465.10





Stock Market Indexes Name Dow Industrials Dow Transportation Dow Utilities NYSE Composite Amex Market Value Nasdaq Composite S&P 500 S&P MidCap Wilshire 5000 Russell 2000

Last 11,008.61 4,670.92 387.95 7,474.40 1,927.65 2,461.19 1,186.69 823.06 12,477.32 716.60

Mutual Funds

Name PIMCO TotRetIs American Funds GrthAmA m Vanguard TotStIdx Fidelity Contra American Funds CapIncBuA m American Funds CpWldGrIA m Vanguard 500Inv American Funds IncAmerA m American Funds InvCoAmA m Vanguard InstIdx Dodge & Cox Stock American Funds EurPacGrA m American Funds WAMutInvA m Dodge & Cox IntlStk American Funds NewPerspA m PIMCO TotRetAdm b American Funds FnInvA m Fidelity DivrIntl d FrankTemp-Franklin Income A m American Funds BalA m Vanguard TotStIAdm Vanguard 500Adml Vanguard Welltn Fidelity GrowCo American Funds BondA m Vanguard TotIntl d Fidelity LowPriStk d Vanguard InstPlus Vanguard WndsrII Fidelity Magellan Fidelity Puritan T Rowe Price EqtyInc American Funds MutualA m Vanguard Wndsr Fidelity GrowInc T Rowe Price IntlStk d American Cent UltraInv FrankTemp-Templeton World A m Janus TwentyJ Janus J Putnam VoyagerA m Vanguard USGro Putnam NewOppA m Putnam GlbHltCrA m Putnam GeoPutA m Janus WorldwideJ d Putnam GlbEqA m Putnam IntlNewA m Goldman Sachs StrUSEqA m Janus VentureJ

Total Assets Obj ($Mlns) CI 125,962 LG 67,825 LB 63,652 LG 58,318 IH 58,013 WS 55,947 LB 50,594 MA 50,104 LB 49,629 LB 47,376 LV 42,708 FB 40,410 LV 39,096 FV 38,943 WS 33,256 CI 32,107 LB 31,990 FG 31,331 CA 30,818 MA 30,432 LB 30,325 LB 29,886 MA 29,486 LG 29,164 CI 27,231 FB 27,194 MB 26,567 LB 26,416 LV 22,979 LG 22,631 MA 17,014 LV 16,648 LV 12,902 LV 8,594 LB 6,226 FG 6,166 LG 6,005 WS 5,804 LG 4,492 LG 3,897 LG 3,312 LG 3,241 LG 2,154 SH 1,167 MA 1,153 WS 1,121 WS 854 FG 378 LB 341 SG 214

NAV 11.13 28.66 29.62 61.28 47.91 33.80 109.43 15.93 26.94 108.70 103.45 38.05 25.84 32.65 26.09 11.13 34.26 27.76 2.14 16.99 29.63 109.44 29.94 74.76 12.06 14.38 35.46 108.71 25.21 68.54 17.05 23.00 24.21 12.84 17.28 12.82 20.44 14.22 63.70 27.37 21.73 17.06 45.15 48.31 11.46 42.40 8.33 14.73 22.54 47.74

Chg -158.71 -91.79 +3.30 -114.89 -28.36 -50.73 -20.09 -16.49 -223.05 -21.14

%Chg -1.42 -1.93 +.86 -1.51 -1.45 -2.02 -1.66 -1.96 -1.76 -2.87


YTD %Chg +5.57 +13.94 -2.53 +4.03 +5.63 +8.46 +6.42 +13.26 +8.04 +14.58

12-mo %Chg +34.05 +48.17 +13.10 +34.22 +33.86 +43.16 +35.23 +47.27 +38.66 +47.15

Total Return/Rank Pct Min Init 4-wk 12-mo 5-year Load Invt +1.1 +15.1/C +7.5/A NL 1,000,000 +0.7 +33.9/D +4.8/B 5.75 250 +2.2 +41.2/A +3.5/B NL 3,000 +1.7 +36.9/C +6.5/A NL 2,500 -0.2 +25.9/D +4.3/C 5.75 250 -0.5 +34.1/D +6.4/B 5.75 250 +1.6 +38.8/B +2.6/C NL 3,000 +0.9 +33.3/A +4.0/C 5.75 250 +1.1 +33.9/D +3.2/B 5.75 250 +1.6 +39.0/B +2.7/C NL 5,000,000 +1.2 +45.3/A +1.4/D NL 2,500 -1.5 +36.1/B +8.0/A 5.75 250 +1.5 +34.3/D +1.8/C 5.75 250 -1.2 +47.4/A +6.4/A NL 2,500 -0.6 +37.5/C +7.1/A 5.75 250 +1.0 +14.8/C +7.2/A NL 1,000,000 +0.7 +36.9/C +5.8/A 5.75 250 -1.5 +33.9/D +4.0/D NL 2,500 +2.5 +39.2/A +5.5/A 4.25 1,000 +1.1 +28.2/C +3.6/C 5.75 250 +2.2 +41.3/A +3.6/B NL 100,000 +1.6 +39.0/B +2.6/C NL 100,000 +0.7 +29.8/C +5.9/A NL 10,000 +2.2 +44.1/A +7.8/A NL 2,500 +1.2 +16.6/B +3.1/E 3.75 250 -1.7 +39.0/A +5.7/B NL 3,000 +2.5 +46.4/C +6.6/A NL 2,500 +1.6 +39.0/B +2.7/C NL 200,000,000 +0.5 +41.7/B +2.2/C NL 10,000 +1.5 +36.0/C +1.6/E NL 2,500 +2.2 +32.6/B +4.6/B NL 2,500 +3.3 +43.9/A +3.2/B NL 2,500 +2.0 +34.4/D +3.6/A 5.75 250 +1.1 +42.4/A +1.5/C NL 3,000 +1.8 +36.9/C -5.0/E NL 2,500 -1.8 +49.4/A +5.5/B NL 2,500 +0.1 +36.3/C +1.6/E NL 2,500 +0.6 +36.5/C +4.0/C 5.75 1,000 -0.4 +32.5/D +9.3/A NL 2,500 +1.0 +36.4/C +4.0/B NL 2,500 +2.0 +56.7/A +7.6/A 5.75 500 +0.6 +34.0/D +3.3/C NL 3,000 +1.3 +38.2/B +2.9/D 5.75 500 -1.7 +32.0/D +3.9/D 5.75 500 +1.5 +27.8/C -1.1/E 5.75 500 -0.5 +42.5/B +2.5/D NL 2,500 +0.2 +39.8/B +2.1/D 5.75 500 -3.2 +43.0/B +6.0/B 5.75 500 +2.0 +37.0/C +0.6/E 5.50 1,000 +1.8 +50.9/A +6.2/B NL 2,500

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David Bradshaw named new MCHS boys varsity basketball coach By BEN BULKELEY Daily Press writer

It’s the little things that add up, David Bradshaw said. Bradshaw, who was named Friday as the new Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball coach, said his approach for the team will start with the seemingly small. “I plan to work on all the little things,” he said. “There will be a focus on fundamentals. “A lot of times, the difference between a win and a loss is with fundamentals.” Bradshaw, a Craig resident, was named new coach after a two-month search. MCHS athletic director Richard Wildenhaus said Bradshaw’s attention to details was just one of the reasons he was the man for the job. “We feel he will help create not only successful basketball players, but the best possible student athletes,” Wildenhaus said. “He will help develop them into great kids who can succeed on the court.” Bradshaw takes over for Steve Maneotis, who resigned at the end of the 2009-10 season. The MCHS boys varsity team finished the season with a 6-17 overall record. Bradshaw’s coaching resume includes stops in both Steamboat Springs and Moffat County. Bradshaw coached under Kelly Meek, the legendary Steamboat Springs High School coach who amassed 544 wins for the Sailors’ boys program, for four years in the

mid-1990s. Bradshaw also coached in Moffat County under Scott Parker from 2006 to 2007. “I’m just excited to be a part of the program,” he said. “I’m looking forward to instilling fundamentals and values in the program. “I coached with Scott Parker here, and Kelly Meek in Steamboat, and I hope to emulate that system.” Bradshaw said one of his goals is to work with younger players at the middle school level to get them acclimated to the type of program he will run at MCHS. “We want to have a program in place, so that when the younger kids come up through the system, they know what to expect,” he said. “It’s extremely important to have the (younger) kids know all the fundamentals — where their feet should be, ball handling — so that when they reach ninth grade, you can work on more complex stuff.” Bradshaw said he will tailor his offense and defense to the personnel he receives next seaben bulkeley/daily press son. “The main thing is, we want David Bradshaw was named Friday as the new Moffat County High School boys varsity basketball head coach. Bradshaw had previto control the tempo,” he said. ously coached in Steamboat Springs, under Kelly Meek, and at MCHS, under Scott Parker. “We will run a transitional County in a positive manner,” but the people I’m thinking name into the discussion if I offense if we think that is what he said. “I want our team to about can help us go to the didn’t think I could make a difit takes to win. be an example — I want other next level,” he said. “Everyone ference,” he said. “I’m going to “If we need to slow it down kids in the high school to look I’m thinking about will bring be bringing a great system, and and have more of a set offense, up to our kids.” character and ethics to the pro- I truly believe I can be successthen that is what we will do.” gram.” ful with the program.” Although there is no official Bradshaw said he expects the Once he has his staff in place, word on his assistant coaches, most out of his players on the Ben Bulkeley can be reached Bradshaw said he had several Bradshaw said he wants to bring court, and off it. at 875-1795 or bbulkeley@ the league title to Moffat County. “When we go on the road, people in mind. “I wouldn’t have thrown my “I haven’t talked to them yet, I want us to represent Moffat

Sports spotlight Name: Halen Raymond Year: Senior, Moffat County High School Sport and position: Baseball, third baseman

What is your “dream moment” in your sport: “My dream moment? Laying down a bunt and being called safe.”

What is your role on the team? “Leader, funnyman.” Favorite sport moment: “My freshman year, when we made it to state.”

Halen Raymond

When did you realize that you loved your sport: “Probably 8, 9 or 10, when Rich Sadvar made me play. After that, I had to love it.”

What was the worst moment you’ve experience in your sport: “Losing at state. We were winning the whole time against Thomas Jefferson High School. They were ranked No. 1, and we were beating them.”

What is the hardest part of the sport you play: “The hardest part of my sport is trying to stay mentally focused at all times.”

What is your strength/weakness: “My strength is I get over everything pretty quickly. My weakness is that I yell too much. Sometimes I bring the team down too much.” Who is your hero and why: “My hero is probably Ken Griffey, Jr. He had the sweetest swing in history and he got on the home run lists without using steroids.” Do you have to give anything up to play your sport: “Time and effort.” If you had one superpower what would it be and why:

“X-ray vision … because.” Favorites: Food: Steak and crab leg dinner Music: Country Player/team: David Wright, New York Mets. Thing about your team: “How we all mesh together and help each other out.” Pump-up song: “Before I forget” by Slipknot Next: Raymond and the Moffat County High School varsity baseball team is scheduled to play Battle Mountain High School at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today at Craig Middle School, 915 Yampa Ave.


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plant, he said he changed his mind from being a police officer to working at the plant. He also said the event helped him understand the importance of thinking about a career. Spencer agreed, adding that considering careers now can “help you plan for later in life.” The boys’ career day started about six years ago after CMS eighth-grade teachers realized the boys didn’t have an event similar to the Girls to Women career seminar. “We decided … that it was silly for us to neglect the boys,” said Ann Charchalis, Craig Middle School eighth-grade math teacher. “We needed to help them to see what opportunities were there and what benefits there are for furthering their education.” The career fair, she said, was designed to plant a seed with the boys to encourage them to think about the future.

“That is all we are hoping for, really,” she said. Charchalis said career paths for boys are somewhat limited in rural areas. “A lot of our guys think that they are just going to go work at the mine and they don’t have to worry about a lot of things in education,” she said. “But the fact is that they have to pass foreman tests and they have to pass a test before they even get hired at the power plant.” But, the career day also encouraged the boys to be open to change when it comes to choosing a career. “The mine jobs may be limited in the future,” Charchalis said. “Things are changing so these kids have to be willing to change with where the jobs are in the future.” But, exploring is a good first step for the soon-to-enter-high school boys, she said. “Everybody changes their mind,” she said. “We all have to do that exploring and we learn

as we do that exploring, anyway. I’m not saying they are going to be an environmental engineer at Trapper, but maybe through that they will find something that is their right spot.” For Bilodeau, the possibility of changing a few minds about the importance of school is worth the time to talk to the kids. He contends if kids find a career path that interests them, they are more likely to stay in school. “One of the things we know is that we have a tremendous population in Colorado that drops out of high school, or they get out of high school and they don’t go any farther,” he said. “That hampers them in life as far as finding gainful and meaningful employment and it certainly impacts their quality of life.”

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Despite being told she couldn’t make it, years later she found herself designing highways and tunnels in Kentucky. “I just grew up believing girls could do anything,” Dodd said. “I think a lot of times in our community, girls don’t realize you can do anything. They don’t realize they’re not stuck here or stuck in a rut. There’s no reason why they can’t have goals. “If someone could just tell these girls, ‘Yes, you have the potential, you can do what you want.’” And, that’s exactly what women like Craig Police Detective Jen Kenney did Thursday morning. Kenney gave a presentation about how she came to find her perfect career and the advantages of being a woman in a maledominated field. “You can’t walk into a room and know you can dominate everyone physically,” Kenney told the girls. “But, you can compensate with other qualities. I’ve talked people down from killing themselves, with guns or knives in their hands about to hurt someone.” She said everyone has qualities they might not be the best at.

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For women in law enforcement, it might not be possible to win a physical contest. But, Kenney said her college education and her ability to talk things out has made her successful as one of two female police officers on a force of 22. She also warned the girls about some of the dangerous situations they might encounter in their teens, especially sexual assaults. She told the group more than 80 percent of sexual assaults involved drugs or alcohol, when girls’ judgments and inhibitions had been lowered. ‘Make yourself become your own self’ A highlight of the afternoon for the eighth-graders was the chance to hear four high school students answer anonymous questions from the middle-school girls. Zaide Duarte, Karissa Maneotis, Kadi Scott and Dakota Lee offered advice on everything from high school policies on cell phones to hand-holding to how to be “cool.” But, Maneotis, a junior, reminded the eighth-grade girls to stay true to themselves to avoid the drama and peer pressure that often comes with high school.

“You have to make yourself become your own self,” Maneotis said to the group. “That’s how you’re going to be ‘cool,’ is by being yourself.” For eighth-grader Sherie Lewis, being herself means being a tomboy. She’d never be caught dead wearing a skirt, and part of her wished she could remain with the boys Thursday at Craig Middle School. But, during lunch she sat next to friend Ciara Sanders and talked about how she wanted to be a graphic designer after seeing a career presentation earlier in the morning. Ciara looked down at her plate and made a comment about how she felt dumb. “You’re not dumb,” Sherie said. “You’re smart and pretty. You’re very smart; don’t say that.” Sherie was reminded throughout the day that, although she has few friends who are girls, they are precious. “It’s so much more fun being a girl,” she said. “The clothes, the cool jobs. You can be creative. I wouldn’t want to be a boy.” Nicole Inglis can be reached at 875-1793 or


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